I was given a ticket for Failure To Yield at Left Turn Yellow Arrow Light. I have a court date March 30th in Broomfield, Co. But am going to Costa Rica for a month with my school. Can my parents go without me there?
Sure. Your parents can go to court without you there. But that won't stop the judge from issuing a warrant for YOU failing to appear in court. You need to either A) see if there is an option to pay a fine before your court date or B) hire a lawyer who can appear on your behalf.
No answer here should be considered to form an attorney-client relationship. You should consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction so that a full evaluation of the facts of your case can be conducted.
If the court won't let you pay the fine by mail, just ask your parents to call the clerk of the court, explain the school trip, and ask for a continuance until a date you'll be able to go to court.
Your parents cannot go to court for you, but you do have other options. You can hire a lawyer, or you can contact the clerk of the court and explain that you will be out of the country on the scheduled court date. They may be able to add you to the docket before you leave, or continue the case until after you return.
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